Well, a good stage piano not necessary only has to sound great, but it also needs to be easy to use in a live performance. And Korg reckons that the new Korg Grandstage meets both of these criteria, equipped with seven sound engines and an extremely straightforward interface.
The Korg Grandstage stage piano features impeccable RH3 fully weighted hammer action, and advanced controller functionality. The all-new Grandstage pushes the envelope with five legendary grand pianos plus a new upright alongside 500 sound program. There is a big focus on acoustic pianos here, with the SGX-2 engine providing six of them. EP-1 deals with electric pianos; CX-3, VOX and Compact cover organs; and AL-1 and HD-1 are devoted to analogue modelling synthesis and PCM sound creation.
Other features include a 3-band EQ, layer/split capability, and the option to lock the front panel to ensure that settings are not accidentally changed in the heat of a gig. There are easy-to-use reverb and delay effects, while you can adjust the – crispness and expressivity, of sounds with the Dynamics knob. You can instantly recall sounds with the Favorite buttons, and the Grandstage creates smooth transitions when you switch between sounds.
The Koeg Grandstage ships with a music rest, pedal and keyboard stand.